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Professor Laurence Hardwick

Director of the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy Chemistry


Personal Statement

Laurence Hardwick is Professor of Electrochemistry and Director of the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy within the Department of Chemistry at the University of Liverpool. He received his MChem in Chemistry in 2003 from the University of Southampton and PhD in Chemistry from ETH-Zurich in 2006. Before joining Liverpool in 2011, he spent his postdoctoral time working at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and at the University of St Andrews investigating Li-ion battery electrode degradation mechanisms, lithium diffusion pathways through carbon and the chemical and electrochemical processes in Li-air cells.
His recent work has focused on the development of advanced in situ electrochemical surface enhanced infrared and Raman methodologies that examine electrochemical reaction mechanisms on a variety of electrodes interfaces which assist in our understanding on the function of metal-air and Li-ion batteries.

Prizes or Honours

  • Outstanding Early Career Researcher (University of Liverpool, 2013)

Other Personal Distinctions

  • Fellow (Higher Education Academy, 2015)